The School Choice: The Black Choice Town Hall Meeting at Howard University

Press Release (ePRNews.com) - Washington, DC - Oct 06, 2016 -  On Wednesday, October 5, 2016 NewsOne Now host and managing editor Roland S. Martin continues the important discussion around educating African American children that began with his documentary “The New Orleans Charter School Revolution: Ten Years After Katrina” by convening a panel of education experts and advocates for the inaugural School Choice: The Black Choice town hall session at Howard University in Washington, DC.

Martin moderated the event and lead participants through a discussion on charter schools and school choice.  The dialogue was designed to enable parents in multicultural communities to be better informed about public education and take control of their children’s future. The School Choice: The Black Choice town hall meeting began at 7:00PM in Cramton Auditorium 2455 6th Street NW on the Howard University campus. The event was free and open to the public.

The two-hour panel, Martin will moderate, features a variety of educators, advocates and opponents of educational reform to discuss the controversial issue of charters, vouchers and the school choice movement within the Black community. Among those on the panel: Dr. Steve Perry, Principal of Capital Preparatory Magnet School; NAACP President Cornell Brooks; former director of DC Association of Charter Schools Dr. Ramona EdelinRusslyn Ali, former Assistant Sec. for Civil Rights at the U.S. Dept. of Education; Exec VP of Florida Education Association, Fred Ingram and Troy LaRaviere, former Principal at the number one rated neighborhood school in Chicago. The town hall will air this month on TV One.

School Choice Is The Black Choice is a national initiative designed to rally Black parents to take control of their children’s future. Roland, along with his wife, the Rev. Dr. Jacquie Hood Martin, have launched School Choice Is The Black Choice, through her non-profit, J. Hood and Associates.

The event was free and open to the public.

For more information about School Choice: The Black Choice Town Hall Meeting, visit www.jhoodandassociates.org.

For more information about School Choice: The Black Choice Town Hall Meeting, visit www.jhoodandassociates.org.

Photo credit: Patricia McDougall

Source : NewsOne Now

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